Redefining public art. Redefining Boston.
Now + There serves artists and the city by creating unexpected formulas for artmaking and connection.
During this the season of thanks we take a moment to recognize our many friends, collaborators and generous supporters who helped us create three new projects in 2017.
Today, we’re excited to announce the Now + There Public Art Accelerator, which will serve local artists with the curatorial, technical and financial support they need to develop new temporary artworks in Boston in 2018.
Making public art has its own unique qualities. The creative process is vulnerable as people can comment and judge before the work is finished. And yet, its very openness at this delicate stage is, in turn, more dynamic in that it constantly sparks interactions with local inhabitants.
Four months after the inaugural celebration of the mural See Her, artist Ann Lewis and Kate Gilbert, to debrief with Martina Tanga about the successes and stumbling blocks of the project.
I’d like to talk about what happened at Slideshow when the projector wasn’t rolling. About the physical slides themselves, the light table, the loupes, the experience of looking through someone else’s eyes, and the power of a public art object to spark connection and elicit a sense of shared vulnerability between strangers.
We are a voice in the conversation about Boston's identity. We search out artists whose vision highlights, enlivens, and challenges the way we think about ourselves and our city. Who are we as Bostonians? What do we value? And how is all that represented in our public art?
We curate and support temporary and site-specific projects for, and with, the people of Boston. And along the way we hope to help advance new definitions of public art. We're glad you're here.